Archive | September 2014

One-Minute Mondays


Welcome to Week 16 of One-Minute Mondays.

It’s amazing how our brains work and how we can form a connection between coffee → your favorite coffee creamer flavor is cinnamon vanilla creme → you used to have a dog named Cinnamon → now you have a dog named Pepper who just left a trail of socks from your sock drawer to her bed, because she couldn’t decide which pair she liked best.

This unsystematic train of thought is the basis behind One-Minute Mondays, an original weekly meme where I’ll post writing prompts that consist of one or two random, out-of-the-box words. The goal is to read the prompt, set a timer to one-minute (or click the youtube timer I’ve provided below), and write the first thing that comes to mind.

 

Rules:

  1. Let your mind wander like it’s supposed to.
  2. Don’t worry about sounding perfect and making complete sense.
  3. Don’t let your pencil/pen leave the page or your fingers leave the keyboard.
  4. Don’t stop to overthink. Just write.
  5. When your time is up, take a moment to read what you’ve written, and you may be surprised at how many potential writing prompts you’ve just created for yourself. 
  6. If you are interested in where your response is headed, you may exceed the one-minute time limit.
  7. You may participate in this exercise just for fun, or you may post your one-minute response to your own blog or any other form of social media.
  8. If you post your response, be sure to include a link back to this blog, Writing My Legacy.
  9. Paste the link for your post (NOT your blog) as a comment below before the end of Friday.
  10. If you do not have a blog or form of social media in which to post your response, you may copy it into the comment box below.
  11. Each week, I will pick one response and post it here the following Monday.

 

And the theme for this week is…..

RED

 

 

The Friday 56 (#15)


Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


 

Big World – by Mary Miller

 

“I put my sandwich in a baggie and stick it in the refrigerator behind the gallon of milk so my father won’t see it. Then I do my bedtime rituals same as I always do them and get in bed. I close my eyes but just lie there and think and then I get up and roam around the house. I move from window to window, looking out, until my eyes start to make things up. I’m quiet even though there’s no reason for it – my father can sleep through anything – but I keep waiting for him to stumble out of his bedroom in his underwear with his gun cocked, how I’d stand there calmly and say don’t shoot after pausing a few beats too long.”

(56-57% on Kindle app)

 

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Bikini Girl Found


Congratulations to My Simple Blog’s “Bikini Girl Found” for being last week’s Photo Fridays selection!

I would have never thought to write this. You gave me quite the laugh. Keep it up!

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Well, the other day before I went into the store to stock shelves and do inventory—the normal thrill routine—I found an envelope glued to my windshield. Yeah, I mean glued. Like some numbnut superglued that thing in the middle of my windshield.  What? Am I talking too fast for you, dude? Sue-Per-Gla-Ooooooo.

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Photo Fridays


Welcome to Week 15 of Photo Fridays. (I know it’s technically Sat. Sorry about that.)

Photo Fridays is an original weekly meme where I’ll post writing prompts that consist of random pictures. What better way to stimulate inspiration? They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so give yourself a few moments to collect your thoughts and write them.

 

Rules:

  1. Don’t overthink it. Look at the picture, and just write.
  2. You may participate in this exercise just for fun, or you may post your response to your own blog or any other form of social media.
  3. If you post your response, be sure to include a link back to this blog, Writing My Legacy.
  4. Paste the link for your post (NOT your blog) as a comment below before the end of Wednesday.
  5. If you do not have a blog or form of social media in which to post your response, you may copy it into the comment box below.
  6. Each week, I will pick one response and post it here the following Friday.

 

Picture Source

 

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One-Minute Mondays


Welcome to Week 15 of One-Minute Mondays.

It’s amazing how our brains work and how we can form a connection between coffee → your favorite coffee creamer flavor is cinnamon vanilla creme → you used to have a dog named Cinnamon → now you have a dog named Pepper who just left a trail of socks from your sock drawer to her bed, because she couldn’t decide which pair she liked best.

This unsystematic train of thought is the basis behind One-Minute Mondays, an original weekly meme where I’ll post writing prompts that consist of one or two random, out-of-the-box words. The goal is to read the prompt, set a timer to one-minute (or click the youtube timer I’ve provided below), and write the first thing that comes to mind.

 

Rules:

  1. Let your mind wander like it’s supposed to.
  2. Don’t worry about sounding perfect and making complete sense.
  3. Don’t let your pencil/pen leave the page or your fingers leave the keyboard.
  4. Don’t stop to overthink. Just write.
  5. When your time is up, take a moment to read what you’ve written, and you may be surprised at how many potential writing prompts you’ve just created for yourself. 
  6. If you are interested in where your response is headed, you may exceed the one-minute time limit.
  7. You may participate in this exercise just for fun, or you may post your one-minute response to your own blog or any other form of social media.
  8. If you post your response, be sure to include a link back to this blog, Writing My Legacy.
  9. Paste the link for your post (NOT your blog) as a comment below before the end of Friday.
  10. If you do not have a blog or form of social media in which to post your response, you may copy it into the comment box below.
  11. Each week, I will pick one response and post it here the following Monday.

 

And the theme for this week is…..

SHAKIRA

 

 

The Friday 56 (#14)


Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


 

I’m still reading this book, so here’s another snippet! 🙂

 

Conjure Wife – by Fritz Leiber

 

“With a quick effort he subdued his anger. Any such action on his part might ruin everything. How could you use open force against someone who held the mentality, the very consciousness, of your dearest possession as a hostage? No, he had been all over this before and his course was set. He must fight those women with their own weapons; these repugnant occult formulas were his best hope and he had gotten his usual punishment for making the mistake of looking at its face. Deliberately he moved to the other side of the table, so his back was toward the rocking chair.

‘Why do you suppose everything has become violent and deadly so abruptly?’

‘The Balance was upset,’ was the answer. There was no interruption in the steady rocking.

‘How was that?’ He started to look over the back of his chair, but checked himself in time.

‘It happened when I ceased to practice magic.’ The rocking was a grating monotony.

‘But why should that lead to violence?’

‘It upset the Balance.’

‘Yes, but how can that explain the abruptness of the shift from relatively trivial attacks to a deadly maliciousness.’

The rocking had stopped. There was no answer. But, as he told himself, he knew the answer already that was shaping in that mindless mind behind him. This witches’ warfare it believed in was very much like trench warfare or a battle between fortified lines – a state of siege. Just as reinforced concrete or armor plating nullified the shells, so countercharms and protective procedures rendered relatively futile the most violent onslaughts. But once the armor and concrete were gone, and the witch who had forsworn witchcraft was out in a kind of no man’s land-“

(pg. 155-156 on Nook reader)

 

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Tide’s Gone Out


Congratulations to My Simple Blog’s “Tide’s Gone Out” for being last week’s Photo Fridays selection!

I loved the last paragraph. Nice work!

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The wind has picked up, casting a bit of a chill in the evening air. I throw another layer on and take a cup of cocoa with me to watch the sunset over the Pacific. The views here in the evenings are more spectacular than the brochure claims. Believe it for it’s true.

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